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One More Thing I Couldn't Make Up: Prostitutes Get Olympics Training.

I swear I'm not just bored and being creative, though as I type this our editorial computer system is down, so I can't finish the article I was writing.

But back to the headline. No, it doesn't mean that prostitutes are being taught to run the 100 meter dash in heels.

Apparently though, in preparation for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, PACE, the Prostitution Alternatives Counseling and Education Society, is giving its member prostitutes media training, in case the expected crush of international news folks on the city impacts the prostitutes' business.

Training includes a brochure that will educate prostitutes on when and where they can be photographed and what their rights are when dealing with the press.

Maybe I'm being naive, but I don't think Vancouver's prostitutes are going to be the prime targets of journalists' notebooks and cameras during the Winter Olympics.

So really, the only training they should need is how to deal with cheapskates, 'cause I don't know if most journalists these days can afford to pay whatever the going rates are.

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The CEO

Because EVERYONE needs and deserves their very own PR group to deal with the press and learn to deal with media in sound bites.

Wavemancali

Actually James, you'd be surprised. Being a news junkie, I honestly believe I recall a lot of prostitution stories being publicized for at least the last 4-5 Olympics to hook readers in. (I love puns).

I googled to check...

http://yalibnan.com/site/archives/2008/06/olympic_attende.php

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/627012.stm

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3693/is_200309/ai_n9281932/

Karmyn R

I am going to keep a sharp look out, then - when I attend one of my 3 Hockey Games!!!!!

Aguaya

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James B.

Monty, everyone needs that media training for their 15 minutes of fame!

WavemanCali, only you would look this up;-) I stand corrected. And I wish luck to the newly media savvy strollers of Vancouver.

Karmyn, don't look too sharply. They may think you're flirting! Ha ha. Just teasing.

Aguaya, no soy un bloguero Cubano o un miembro de la blogosfera cubana.

Pero le deseo éxito en sus esfuerzos por ponerse en contacto con su colega Cubano blogueros.

ɔıuʎɔıʇsɐɔɹɐs ǝɥʇ

James, ¿Desde que cuándo habla usted español?
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Gerald

Uh, James, just how do you know what the going rates are? Are you keeping a secret?(G)

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